SmackDown's first show since the 2020 Royal Rumble saw a very slight dip in viewership compared to last week.
According to overnight numbers from Showbuzz Daily, the January 31 episode of SmackDown averaged 2.423 million viewers, down from last week's 2.469 million viewers the show averaged. For the month of January 2020, SmackDown averaged a little more than 2.478 million viewers on FOX across five episodes.
In the 18-49 demographic, the show produced a 0.7 rating across both hours, which is the same number as last week's show produced. This week's rating was also tied with CBS' Hawaii Five-O and Magnum P.I. for the highest among primetime programming between ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and CW for January 31.
Hour 1: 2.529 million viewers, 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic
Hour 2: 2.318 million viewers, 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic
Top 5 Most Viewed WWE SmackDown (1/31) Videos On YouTube:
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Braun Strowman (498,000 viewers)
Roman Reigns dishes out dog food to King Corbin (434,000 viewers)
Roman Reigns rolls out dogfood challenge for King Corbin (312,000 viewers)
Otis scores Valentine's date with Mandy Rose (252,000 viewers)
Roman Reigns & The Usos vs. King Corbin, Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode (243,000 viewers)
If you missed any of the action from SmackDown, check out Fightful’s full report on the show and listen to the post-show podcast for a complete review of all the action.
For a full breakdown on viewership numbers from various wrestling programs, check out Fightful's resources page.